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Vermont Rail Action Network

Vermont Rail Action Network

Promoting the revitalization of Vermont's rail network for passengers and freight

You are invited to an exciting event on Monday.

At 11:00 am on Monday, The Presidents of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce will be announcing their organizations’ unified support of extending rail service from New York City on from Rutland to Burlington.

This is very good news for the Ethan Allen. 

This event will be held at the Burlington Train Station at Union Station located on the ground floor of One Main Street in Burlington.

The administration is discussing using stimulus funds to rebuild the Rutland – Burlington line, along with funds from the previous $30 million earmark obtained by former Senator Jim Jeffords.

There is competition for stimulus funds, so we need to keep attention on the importance of the train. 

Representatives of Vermont’s Congressional Delegation, state senators and representatives and businesspersons concerned about maintaining this critical transportation infrastructure will join Lake Champlain Chamber Tom Torti, along with Tom Donahue of the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Andy Mayer of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce at this event.

Upcoming Events

  • Glory Days of the Railroad in White River Junction
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    09/13/2014 –09/13/2014
    Glory Days Festival celebrates its 22nd year as a family oriented, fun-filled, day long festival of the railroading and transportation modes of the past, present & future. Free Admission. For more information, see http://vtglorydaysfestival.com/ The Amtrak Exhibit Train is coming to Glory Days Festival. Climb aboard and tour a free exhibit to learn about Amtrak’s history and catch a glimpse into the company’s future. Displays include vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, period uniforms, photographs, and other items of memorabilia from Amtrak’s creation in 1971 to a model of today’s modern-sleeping accommodations and high-speed rail service displays. Interactive displays include railroad horns, trivia questions, workable signals and an engineer’s stand. Festival events include: Model train show, LEGO train show, Children entertainment, Main stage / music, food , excursion train rides on the White River Flyer($), engine displays, vintage cars and tractors, carnival rides, and food. The White River Flyer train excursion is a 45 minute ride along the scenic Connecticut River. Admission: $10.00 for all ages. Tickets are sold at the festival. Excursions run on the hour beginning at 10AM. The Children’s Stage will feature dazzling performers and the Main Stage will come alive with musicians from around New England. This event is produced by the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Rutland Train Show
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    09/27/2014 –09/27/2014
    Rutland Railway Association invites you to the annual train show, formerly at the Howe Center, now at the Holiday Inn, with model railroads on display, dealers and displays. We'll be there too.
  • St. Albans Annual Meeting: "Montreal Here We Come"
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    11/13/2014 –11/13/2014
    Join fellow rail advocates at the St. Albans Historical Museum to celebrate the value of rail in Vermont. This year's theme honors the hope to upgrade freight and extend passenger train service to Montreal.